Summertime Spreads Starring Strawberries
The weather is warm and for many of us it’s the time when we can get all of the kids together to reconnect with our family and friends. Little league games, picnics and family reunions give us a reason to have fun in the sun and you’re going to need some refreshments to keep you going!
Berries are a favorite summer snack but you’ll want to extend their freshness for as long as possible if you’re planning on taking them out into the heat. Take these tips from our Well•Pict experts on how to preserve your berries until you’re ready to eat them!
You can get up to an extra 5 days of freshness from your berries by following these simple steps:
- Refrigerate berries as soon as you get them home in the original clamshell or in a container with a dry paper towel at the bottom
- Wash berries right before using under a gentle spray of cool water
- Well Pict Berries are best when served at room temperature
Now that you know how to keep your berries fresh, let’s put them to some good use! Iced Tea and Lemonade are staples for every picnic but you’ll need a double batch of this Strawberry Basil Lemonade once your crew gets a little taste of this sweet treat! Check out Christine Gallery’s recipe on chowhound.com!
Want to impress the crowd with your culinary creativity? These Strawberry Jalapeno Poppers from Jalapenomadness.comwill add some excitement to any party served as a dessert or an appetizer. The heat+sweet combo can’t be beat!
Will you be manning the grill at your family picnic? Elevate your burger game by topping them with our Well•Pict Mixed Berry Jalapeno Jam! If you’re going meatless, this jam will take your Beyond Burgers to the next level! Make it up at home and it will keep in the fridge for 2-3 weeks.
Does someone you love have a birthday coming up? Make it a “sweet” one with a strawberry themed party! From decorations to desserts you’ll have so much fun planning it you’ll forget it’s not for you!
Make sure to visit our recipe page for fun and unique summer recipe ideas with that fresh berry taste!